Rick J. Randol
May 08, 1951 - October 12, 2020
Rick J. Randol, 69, of Kendallville, Indiana died at his home on Monday, October 12, 2020.
He was born May 8, 1951, in Kendallville to Jay Randol and Virginia (Whitford) Randol Yanuszeski. His father preceded him in death on September 27, 1985, and his mother preceded him in death on March 22, 2017.
Rick was a 1969 graduate of East Noble High School. He was a lifetime Kendallville resident and retired from Kraft Foods in 2008.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion of Post 86, VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary and the Loyal Order of the Moose. Rick was a Colts football fan, sprint car race fan and played in the Tri-County Shuffleboard League for many years. In the past he enjoyed fishing, bowling and golf.
He is survived by his companion of 36 years, Janice Richardson of Kendallville and his family Kelly and Brad Graden of Kendallville and Tracy and Brian Knox of Lawrence. He was Grandpa Rick to Lucas and Jacob Graden and Benton and Landon Knox.
Also surviving are his stepfather Richard Yanuszeski of Kendallville; his brother Stan and Sonya Randol of Fort Wayne; and his sister Jolene “Jody” and David Robinson of Ashley; his nephew and nieces Anthony Robinson of New York, Teresa and Aaron Rogers of New York, Cynthia and Joseph Cimaomo of Washington, and Tami Robinson of Washington. Rick was great-uncle to Kendra, Ryan and Logan.
He also leaves behind his treasured cat, Smoke.
Private graveside services will be at Embrey Cemetery near Garrett. A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the Humane Society of Noble County.
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Janice, Stan, Jody and family, I am so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Memories of our families growing up together remain precious and remembering Rick's dry sense of humor still makes my smile.
Jan, So sorry to hear about Ricks passing. Rick was the nice friendly guy that everyone loved. Please take care !
Our deepest sympathies to the family on the loss of Rick. May God be with you during this most difficult time.
So very sorry to hear about Rick. Rick and I go "way back" during our days at Kraft together and before. I remember when the 1978 blizzard hit KV, he drove me home in the heavy snow in his "truck". Lots of people were already at my house when we plowed up the driveway so he stayed and partied with us for a few hours (I don't remember...but it could have been for a few days) if you know what I mean. He was one of my favorite people always. Rest in Peace, my good friend.
Rick and I grew up in the same neighborhood and occasionally had football games and baseball games against each other going to school with him he was always a real nice funny guy always had a something funny to say he will be missed and my sympathy goes to the family
It was hard to hear that uncle Rick passed and we wanted to send our prayers to his family through this hard time.
Sending love and wishing you comfort during this sorrowful time.
All our love to the loved ones Rick has left behind. The only comfort I get during this tragedy is in the image of Grandma Gini giving him an earful for leaving you all so early. Love to you all
Jan, I am so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I pray for peace and comfort for you and the girls. Rick's smile, laughter and quick wit will be truly missed.
Jan, Sending heartfelt condolences for your loss of Rick.
Jan, I was so sorry to see of Rick's passing, sending you my love, and thinking of you.
Love and prayers for all of you. Oh Jan, my heart is breaking for you and the girls.
Thinking of you all
Jan, we are keeping you in our prayers as you mourn Rick's passing.